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Census of Governments, 1977: Finance Summary Statistics (ICPSR 8118)

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This data collection contains October 1977 finance data for state and local governments for each of eight general categories: revenue from taxes, intergovernmental revenue, revenue from charges, expenditures, debts, cash and security holdings, insurance trust system data, and government summary data. There are 14 data files in this collection. Parts 1-12 provide data for all state and local governmental units. Part 13 contains summaries for local governmental units aggregated to the county level. Part 14 contains United States and state summaries for the following types of governments: state and local government total, state government, local government total, local governments in standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSAs), counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.

Series: Census of Governments Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  File A, Tape File 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT) - Download All Files (18.9 MB)
DS2:  File A, Tape File 2 (NY, NJ) - Download All Files (25.8 MB)
DS3:  File A, Tape File 3 (PA) - Download All Files (27.5 MB)
DS4:  File A, Tape File 4 (IL, IN) - Download All Files (46.1 MB)
DS5:  File A, Tape File 5 (MI, OH, WI) - Download All Files (41.7 MB)
DS6:  File A, Tape File 6 (MN, IA) - Download All Files (27.8 MB)
DS7:  File A, Tape File 7 (MO, ND, SD) - Download All Files (36.9 MB)
DS8:  File A, Tape File 8 (KS, NE) - Download All Files (36 MB)
DS9:  File A, Tape File 9 (AR, LA, TX, OK) - Download All Files (36.9 MB)
DS10:  File A, Tape File 10 (MT, ID, WY, CO, NM, AZ, UT, NV) - Download All Files (27.3 MB)
DS11:  File A, Tape File 11 (WA, OR, CA, AK, HI) - Download All Files (35.7 MB)
DS12:  File A, Tape File 12 (DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, KY, TN, AL, MS) - Download All Files (44.6 MB)
DS13:  File B, Tape File 1 (All States) - Download All Files (18.3 MB)
DS14:  File C, Tape File 1 (Entire United States) - Download All Files (6.7 MB)

Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF GOVERNMENTS, 1977: FINANCE SUMMARY STATISTICS. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1979. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08118.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, counties, debt, economic conditions, finance, government expenditures, government revenues, local government, municipalities, school districts, state government, townships

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1977

Universe:   The 50 state governments and all active local units of government.

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8118.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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